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    "Hey where's my Pocketnow contest this week?" What, you thought just because we're in the midst of this summer of giveaways that meant having something running every single week? Wait - that's is what we're supposed to be doing? Ah, nerts. OK, well while we were planning to have our next giveaway start a couple days back, we had to put that one on ice for just a little bit, and it will finally kick-off this coming Monday (so don't forget to check back then). But to hold you over, we've still got some existing stuff that's still running, so this is as good a time as any to remind you of one ...

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    Updated with time codes, new streaming portals, and links to the high-quality version. Skip past the YouTube embed and download your very own copy of this week's podcast. Enjoy! Thanks to our new Blackphone review devices, we're already halfway off the grid ... or at least, halfway buried under Post-It notes littered with passwords, which is almost the same thing. Before we get too stealthy, though, we're hosting us a little show. Some of you might know it as the mobile technology podcast that's gone 108 episodes without missing a single week (accurate). Others might know it as the last ...

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    Smartphone owners are used to pledging their allegiance to a platform – are you an Android man, cozying up with Google and all that Play Store content, or do you find Apple and its iPhone series more your speed? Hell, maybe you've just got to be different and you're backing Windows Phone. Gamers face similar decisions, committing themselves to the latest console of their choice, and reaping the benefits of (or feeling the pain of missing out on) exclusive titles. Well, if you've been on the fence about going with Sony or Microsoft (or Nintendo, if you've just got to be contrarian), we'd ...

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    We've got a winner! Congratulations, Isaac Rodriquez: you're getting a Nexus 5 and the Android Wear smartwatch of your choice! Everyone else, check back next week, only this time instead of Monday, we'll be bringing you word of our new contest on Wednesday. ___ Last week, we saw our second Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G LTE giveaway draw to a close.  And as it did so, it marked the end of the last contest we announced back at the start of July, for our month of giveaways. So, is that all she wrote? Not hardly. We're expanding that month of giveaways to a summer of giveaways, and if you were ...

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    Updated with high-quality audio and links to download and stream below! Enjoy! Round smartwatches, roundly terrifying TOS agreements, and roundtable smartphone discussion: 'round here, it doesn't take much more than that to get a mobile podcast together, and –assuming the Hangouts gods will it– we'll be proving it to you in less than four hours. On today's episode, we're returning to a new favorite in the segments list, plumbing the depths of the podcast inbox to let you know what phone you should buy. We'll also tell you who won last week's smartphone giveaway and surprise you with ...

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    Pocketnow's already synonymous with insightful editorials, in-depth hardware reviews, and informative videos. But giveaways? We're getting there! Earlier this month we formally kicked-off our summer of free stuff with a one-of-a-kind Sony Xperia Z2 featuring a custom Pocketnow skin, and those offers have continued over the following weeks, most recently with that Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G LTE contest we just wrapped up. And while there are more hardware giveaways waiting in the wings (stay tuned), we also just cut the ribbon on the brand new Pocketnow Deals site only a few days back. When ...

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    How much do we love you guys? For the fourth week in a row now, we're running a smartphone-themed giveaway, letting you not just get expert opinions and up-to-date news from your visits here at Pocketnow, but also have the chance to score some pretty nice hardware. While our summer of giveaways didn't officially get started until the beginning of July, back in late June this whole movement found its inspiration when we hooked a lucky Pocketnow reader up with a brand new Ascend Mate2 4G LTE from Huawei. With such a great response from that contest, we decided to keep things rolling, and set ...

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    Winner, winner, smartphone... dinner? OK, that doesn't work, but we've still got a winner for our Ascend Mate2 4G LTE giveaway: Dennis E. Miller, congratulations! We'll be in touch shortly to get this Huawei phablet into your hands. Everyone else, check back next Monday for news of our next giveaway. ____ "Pocketnow, you used to be cool. Remember when you started this whole 'summer of giveaways’ a few weeks back, and you had big prizes like that Sony Xperia Z2 with custom Pocketnow skin from dbrand?" Yeah, that was a pretty sweet phone. What about it? "Well those OnePlus One invites ...

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    Congratulations Tyler Martin (no, not Taylor, so lose the nepotistic conspiracy theories), you're our lucky winner! Check you email for your notification, and we'll get you that code straight away. Everyone else, swing back around on Monday for details of our next contest; no more invite codes this time around. ___ Whoa, déjà vu! Didn't you guys already... you had a OnePlus One before... I entered this last week, right? No, your wits haven't left you: as we continue Pocketnow's summer of smartphone giveaways, we're following-up last week's OnePlus One invite giveaway with another ...

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    Update: Edited podcast with download links has been added below the YouTube embed, courtesy of our excellent podcast editor, Jules Wang! Get to downloadin', folks! The big guys have enough time in the limelight. It seems every week we're spending 80% of the podcast talking about the huge players in the mobile space, along with their commensurately huge smartphone and tablet offerings. While we're not ignoring those established forces in this episode, we are devoting a bit more time to newcomers: from Amazon to OnePlus to a little firm called GoTenna, there's a lot going on in mobile's ...

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    Pocketnow's summer of giveaways continues this week with our latest contest, awarding the winner an invite code to be used for purchasing a 64GB OnePlus One smartphone. We got this one rolling all the way back on Monday, and with entries closing tonight at the stroke of midnight (Eastern), we thought we'd give you one last reminder to get your name in the running. Visit the contest entry page for full details on rules and what you'll need to do to enter. Basically, just follow us on Twitter, leave a comment in our OnePlus One review telling us why you're interested in the phone, and ...

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    It's Friday afternoon, which means we have a winner: congratulations Lukas Pichl, you've got a OnePlus One invite code with your name on it. Check your inbox for our notification email and we'll get that right out to you. As for the rest of you, check back on Monday for our next giveaway; we've got one more OnePlus One invite to hand out, so if you didn't win this round, you've got one more shot. ____ Last week marked the first official installment of our Pocketnow summer giveaway series, where we're bringing you opportunities to win some of the hottest smartphone hardware all throughout ...

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    Update: We have ourselves a winner! Manish Gohil, congratulations, as you're headed home with the Xperia Z2 with custom Pocketnow skin from the guys at dbrand. Check your inbox for details on how we're getting this baby to you, and thanks to everyone who participated! Stop back around on Monday for details on entering the next contest in our series of Pocketnow giveaways. ___ Ever notice how it doesn't matter how perfectly capable your current smartphone is, how well-suited its hardware is to your particular needs, when all of a sudden a shiny new model walks in the room and has you ready ...

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    The close of June marks an end to the latest season of smartphone shindigs: WWDC and Google I/O are behind us, and we've still got a couple months to go until IFA. What's a smartphone fan to do in the interim? Pocketnow's got plenty of news, reviews, and features coming out over the next few weeks to keep even the most fickle smartphone user interested, but this year we thought we'd spice things up even more with a special month-long event. A couple weeks back we brought you our latest smartphone giveaway, as Huawei helped us award a lucky Pocketnow reader a new Ascend Mate2 4G LTE. That ...

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    Update: Thanks to everyone who participated (and for all your helpful comments about what you want to see more -or less- of  from Pocketnow), but the contest is over. Dunzo. No more. While that means that most of you will have to wait for your next chance to win (a wait that might not be too, too long... stay tuned), one of you is walking away from this with a shiny new Ascend Mate2 4G LTE. <drum roll> The Ascend Mate2 4G LTE goes to Pocketnow reader Joshua Robert Cooper. </drum roll> Joshua, check your email for details on collecting your prize. As for the rest of you, ...

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    Update 5/19/2014: The given time has elapsed, so the answer to the fourth edition of our smartphone guessing game can be found below! Scroll down to see how right (or wrong) you were! When it comes to analyzing the quality of a smartphone's camera, there are two main approaches. There's the guided style: "We had a gander at the new [Smartphone] from the fine folks at [Smartphone Manufacturer], and we took its camera out for a spin to see how it performed under a variety of lighting conditions. When it comes right down to it, this camera is [excellent][great][good][not so good][horrendous] ...

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    A few days ago, we took a very special smartphone out of its packaging: the Nokia X. It's special not because of its midrange build quality or spec sheet, nor even its fluorescent green paint job. It's special because it's an Android-powered phone built by Nokia – until recently, a mere fantasy among the hardest-core of mobile geeks. Of course it's not all rainbows and sunshine, as we've covered before. But none of that matters, really, because when you're getting a gadget as special as this for free, there really isn't much to complain about. "For free, you say?" you ask, jaw dangling ...

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    Update 3/20/2014: The stated calendar day has expired, and so the answer to our third monthly smartphone guessing game lies below! Scroll down and be amazed (or not, depending on your guess). Update 3/19/2014: added additional hint. When it comes to analyzing the quality of a smartphone's camera, there are two main approaches. There's the guided style: "We had a gander at the new [Smartphone] from the fine folks at [Smartphone Manufacturer], and we took its camera out for a spin to see how it performed under a variety of lighting conditions. When it comes right down to it, this camera ...

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    Snow storms have their ups and downs. On the one hand, they keep you from partaking in all the Nokia unboxing fun your comrades in more seasonable climes are enjoying - but on the other, they put you in mind of all the friends you have in the great Arctic North. One such person is friend of the show Nick Gray of HTCSource and Android and Me, who joins us today for a special extended episode taking a long look at all the HTC M8 rumors of the past few weeks. That's followed by the rest of the news, which this week ranges from Galaxy Gear 2 and iPhone 6 speculation to riffing about Android ...

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    Update: Sorry folks! Due to circumstances beyond our control, we need to reschedule this special appearance. Pocketnow Weekly 083 will go under the mic on Thursday as scheduled, but Evan won't be able to join us. We'll still be announcing our Nexus 5 giveaway winner though, so be sure to tune in! • When we started the Pocketnow Weekly podcast back in July of 2012, it bore little resemblance to its current incarnation. There was no handy list of time codes; the music was built on an aggressive electric-guitar riff that now sounds impossibly cheesy; and subtopics like the "thought ...

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    Sometimes it's not the promise of saving money, nor the allure of a shiny device that drives you from the warm arms of your current wireless carrier - sometimes it's just a matter of standing up for what you believe in. That's the case with today's podcast guest, friend of the show and longtime Verizon Wireless customer Chris Larson, who's leaving Big Red for the much smaller T-Mobile USA due to Verizon's stance on net neutrality. On this episode of the Weekly, we'll talk to Chris and find out just what he's prepared to sacrifice, and why. Before that, though, there's an avalanche of news ...

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    A question for you, fellow mobile geeks: do you ever wander over to google.com/nexus5 to behold the splendor of the 2013 Android flagship, soaking in the wonders of its "pure Google" software build and Snapdragon 800 chipset before seeing the $399 price tag and, after nervously eyeing your comically oversized pile of credit card bills, slinking away in disappointed defeat? Don't answer that yet. Here's another question. Have you ever found yourself tempted by the customizability of the Moto X, but been unwilling to make the sacrifice in specs, screen size, and camera performance to choose ...

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    Contest Update: We're in contact with the winner (Luca from Austria) and are in the process of shipping his Nexus 5 to him. Thanks to everyone who participated in our Nexus 5 giveaway! You know the old saying: sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. Sometimes you're the Louisville Slugger, sometimes you're the ball. Sometimes you're a radio champ, sometimes you make a 90-minute podcast based entirely on leaks and rumors, only to have the subject of those rumors officially unveiled just hours later. Life's rough. Well, this week we're looking to correct that bit of poor ...

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    Update: This contest is now closed, and the winner will be announced on Pocketnow Weekly 069. Thanks to all who participated! Got yourself all jazzed about the new Nexus 5, only to find them all sold out in the Google Play Store? Do you live in a country where the Nexus 5 isn't yet officially on sale, despite your burning desire for one? Already have ten Nexus 5s and itching to add an eleventh to your collection? Well, we're here to help you out! (Unless you're that last dude - because seriously, screw that guy). Welcome to the great Pocketnow Nexus 5 giveaway! We've got a white, 16GB ...

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    It's weird when holidays fall in the middle of the week, because either you're kicking off a long weekend with the special celebration, or you're returning to work the next day with a fuzzy brain, a sunburn, and sand in your hair. We're in the latter situation this week at Pocketnow, the American portion of the team coming down from a day of BBQ and a night of fireworks ... but in our case, it's a good thing. Because today's the day for our weekly mobile tech podcast, and we love us some mobile-tech podcasting. We hope you do, too, because today's Pocketnow Weekly is quite possibly the ...

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